I'm excited about having a whole new batch of students. It should be an adventure, perhaps even a quest. Maybe even a hero's quest! If Joseph Campbell is right, then my experience this year should be something like this: "A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man."
I've always wanted to bestow boons. I look forward to that.
BTW, if you recognize my t-shirt in the picture to the right, you earn 50 cool points.